Prepare for Bitter Cold

Prepare for Bitter Cold

Richland Public Health is sharing this information from the Ohio Department of Aging on extreme temperatures and bitter cold. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 28, 2019 Contact: (614) 466-9614, jratliff@age.ohio.gov Department of Aging reminds older adults, families that...
Extreme Cold Alert

Extreme Cold Alert

A Wind Chill Warning for the entire area from this evening to Thursday afternoon. Dangerously cold wind chills are expected to last for a couple days and could be life-threatening.What to expect: …Frigid Temperatures with Extremely Dangerous Wind Chills...
Whooping Cough Cases Increase

Whooping Cough Cases Increase

Mansfield, OH — Richland Public Health officials have noticed an increase in reported cases of “whooping cough” (pertussis) in the county. The Health Department’s Communicable Disease Unit is investigating the reports and collaborating with school officials and other...
Hike for Health February 9

Hike for Health February 9

Richland Public Health’s “Winter Hike for Health” on Saturday, February 9, will be in two locations. In addition to the traditional hike at Malabar Farm State Park, Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield is joining in the day’s healthy fun. Enjoy the winter wonderland with...
Hypothermia

Hypothermia

Cold weather forecasts for late January and into February include as many as 24 daytime or evening temperatures in the teens or lower. This extreme cold air comes right on top of a possible winter storm starting this weekend (Jan. 19-20, 2019). Richland Public Health...
Winter Walking Workouts

Winter Walking Workouts

TAKING YOUR WALKING WORKOUT OUTSIDE IN THE WINTER Walking in the winter offers you a refreshing change of pace. The invigorating cold air can clear your mind and reduce stress, which can be helpful for weight loss. Getting outside during daylight hours also increases...
Flu Season Arrives

Flu Season Arrives

Richland County, OH — According to data compiled by Public Health Nursing at Richland Public Health, flu season has arrived in Richland County. “We have started to see positive test results and hospitalizations due to influenza in the past three weeks,” says Emily...
Free Crib Program

Free Crib Program

Richland Public Health and Partnering Agencies to Distribute FREE Cribs through funds provided by Richland County Youth and Family Council Richland County, OH — Richland Public Health and partner agencies are distributing FREE cribs (called Cribettes) to...
Information Kiosks At Libraries

Information Kiosks At Libraries

Richland Public Health, through a grant provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, is providing internet-connected Health Information Kiosks at all Mansfield/Richland County libraries. The kiosks have internet-enabled Apple iPads in them that are...
12 Health Tips for the Holidays

12 Health Tips for the Holidays

Richland Public Health is sharing Holiday Health Tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention*. Follow these 12 recommended tips for self-care this season. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy and ready to enjoy the holidays and have a...